Friday, September 4, 2009

Dachser Opens New Logistics Facility in Bavaria

Will provide key hub for pan-European freight network
Shipping News Feature

GERMANY - Dachser has opened one of the biggest logistics centres in northern Bavaria on a 105,000-square-metre site on the Nürnberg - Feucht - Wendelstein industrial estate. The facility was officially opened today in a ceremony that included the company’s managing director Gerhard Riester and Bavarian premier, Horst Seehofer.

The state-of-the-art centre has a 9,750-square-metre trans-shipment hall for industrial goods and a 6,000-square-metre temperature-controlled area for foodstuffs. The facility also has the capability to load/unload up to 188 trucks at the same time.

In a speech for the ceremony Mr. Riester said:

“This €50 million investment is possible in the current economic climate because we plan for the long term and reinvest the major part of our profits to ensure a long-term stability of investments.”

The company has been operating in the Nuremberg region for over 50 years now and ships around one million consignments a year with a total weight of more than 700,000 tonnes.

With the new centre fully open Dachser are planning to greatly expand its contract logistics services by using the depot as a key nodal point in their pan-European network of groupage freight services.